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Forthcoming meetings

Below are some forthcoming meetings that may be of interest to IGS members.

Please send announcements about meetings suitable for inclusion on this page to us at our usual contact details.

Items marked ** are IGS sponsored
Items marked * are IGS co-sponsored

4–5 October 2017

1st International SCAR–ANTPAS workshop

Varese, Italy
Workshop agenda and General information as PDF

8–11 October 2017

2017 West Antarctic Ice Sheet Workshop

Camp Casey Conference Center, Washington, USA

See workshop website

9–11 October 2017

Workshop: Improved satellite retrievals of sea-ice concentration and sea-ice thickness for climate applications

Hamburg, Germany

Contact Stefan Kern <> or Dirk Notz <>

10–12 October 2017

Finse International Snow Workshop

Finse Alpine Research Center, Norway

See workshop flyer

13–14 October 2017

North West Glaciologists meeting

University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

Contact: Valentina Radic <>
See meeting website

18–20 October 2017

Polar CORDEX (Coordinated Regional Dynamical Experiment – Arctic and Antarctic domains) meeting

Cambridge, UK

See meeting website

22–25 October 2017

Geological Society of America Fall Meeting

Seattle, Washington, USA

Session T42. Glacier and Ice Sheet Grounding Lines: Contemporary and Past Observations of Grounding Line Processes, Behavior, and Landforms.
Contact Nick Holschuh
Session T179. New Concepts in Glaciation of the Western Cordillera of North America. Contact Jonathan Cripps <>

25–27 October 2017

**International Glaciological Society Nordic Branch Meeting

Uppsala, Sweden

See meeting website
Contact: Veijo Pohjola <>, Rickard Pettersson <> or Ward van Pelt <>

6–8 November 2017

Svalbard Science Conference 2017

Oslo, Norway

See conference website

8–9 November 2017

Liestøl Symposium: Integrating field measurements, remote sensing, and models of Svalbard glacier mass balance

Oslo, Norway
See Svalbard Science Conference website

17–19 November 2017

Interdisciplinary Polar Studies in Poland

Warsaw, Poland
See Conference website

4–8 December 2017

Theoretical and Applied Aspects Research of the Snow Cover: Southern Baikal

Irkutsk National Research Technical University (INRTU), Russia

This meeting is dedicated to the 'Year of Ecology 2017' in Russia. The seminar will be organized with the aim of developing interdisciplinary glaciological research, to discuss the conceptual, methodological and technical experience of studying the snow cover in conditions of anthropogenic impact and climate change. This is the first field scientific and research seminar for the 2016/2017 academic year with international participation.

For further details see the seminar website
Contact: Yurij Bukin <>

11–15 December 2017

Conference: Arctic change 2017

Québec, Canada
See conference website

3–5 January 2018

QRA Annual Discussion Meeting

Plymouth, UK
See meeting website
Contact: Caroline Clason <>

8–12 January 2018

4th International Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Ice

Zurich, Switzerland

See conference website
Contact: Thorsten Bartels-Rausch <>

9–11 January 2018

Snow Measurement Field School

Fraser, Colorado, USA

See event website

15–18 January 2018

Fifth International Symposium on Arctic Research (ISAR-5)

Tokyo, Japan
See symposium website

22–24 January 2018

Workshop on the dynamics and mass budget of Arctic glaciers/IASC Network on Arctic Glaciology Annual Meeting

Obergurgl, Austria
Contact Thorben Dunse <>
See workshop website

8–11 February 2018

Snow Microwave Radiative Transfer model training workshop

Col du Lautaret, France

Contact Ghislain Picard <> or Melody Sandells <>

11–16 February 2018

Ocean Sciences Meeting 2018

Portland, Oregon, USA

See meeting website

11–17 February 2018

4th Snow Science Winter School

Col du Lautaret, France

See school website

12–15 February 2018

International Conference on Snow Hydrology (SnowHydro18)

Heidelberg, Germany

See conference website

1–2 March 2018

Alpine Glaciology/Glaciologist Meeting

Chamonix, France

Contact: Christian Vincent <>

14–19 March 2018

**International Symposium on Cryosphere and Biosphere

Kyoto, Japan

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Professor Nozomu Takeuchi, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan <>

21–23 March 2018

Taking the temperature of the Antarctic continent: Workshop on Antarctic geothermal heat flux

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

First circular as PDF

25–29 March 2018

27th International Polar Conference

Rostock, Germany

Download First Circular

17–27 April 2018

Second Polar Prediction School 2018

Abisko Scientific Research Station, Sweden

See school website

3–8 June 2018

**International Symposium on Timescales, Processes and Ice Sheet Changes

Buffalo, NY, USA

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Beáta Csathó, University at Buffalo, NY, USA <>

15–15 June 2018

University of Alaska, Fairbanks: Fifth International Summer School in Glaciology

McCarthy, Alaska, USA

See school website

15–26 June 2018

POLAR2018 – the SCAR and IASC/ASSW Conference

15 - 18 June SCAR and IASC/ASSW Business & Satellite Meetings
19 - 23 June SCAR/IASC Open Science Conference
24 - 26 June SCAR Delegates Meeting & 2018 Arctic Observing Summit

Davos, Switzerland

See conference website
Contact: Anja Schilling Hoyle, conference manager <>

24–29 September 2018

Symposium: 25 years of Progress in Radar Altimetry

Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores (Portugal)

Contact: Jérôme Benveniste <>

9–11 October 2018

2nd Arctic Biodiversity Congress

Rovaniemi, Finland

See congress website
Contact: CAFF <>

12–17 May 2019

**International Symposium on Erosion and Sedimentation

Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Neal Iverson <>

24–28 June 2019

**International Symposium on Five Decades of Radioglaciology

Stanford, California, USA

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Dustin Schroeder <>

9–16 July 2019

International Association of Cryospheric Sciences meeting
at International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics General Assembly

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Contact: Andrew Mackintosh <>

August 2019

**International Symposium on Sea Ice

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
David Barber University of Manitoba <>

23–27 September 2019

**International Symposium on Snow and Avalanches

Chandigarh, India

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)

Late August/early September​ 2020

**International Symposium on Ice Stream Dynamics

Durham, UK

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Chris Stokes <>

Summer 2021

**International Symposium on Interactions of Ice Sheets and Glaciers with the Ocean

La Jolla, California, USA

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Helen Amanda Fricker <>

September 2021

**International International Symposium on Southern Hemisphere Glaciers under Pressure: subglacial lakes, subaquatic environments, calving glaciers and climate

Valdivia, Chile

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Andrés Rivera, Centro de Estudios Cientificos,

June 2022

**International Symposium on Maritime Glaciers

Topics - more to be added:
- tidewater glaciers
- mass balance and run-off from maritime glaciers
- impacts on marine ecosystems

Juneau, Alaska, US

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Jason Amundson <>